Conjoining contradictory terms

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Is “certainly possible” an oxymoron?

The phrase "certainly possible" is fairly common, but it strikes me as an oxymoron. Is it?
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Is this a paradox, oxymoron, or irony?

The sentence is Laughter was his way of expressing his alarm and despair. I know this is the definition of an oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in ...
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Is unknown certainty oxymoronic?

If someone started a story thus, In a time lost, in a certain yet unknown place, is the Castle of Umberdeen ... How could an entity be a certainty and yet unknown? It does not make sense. But ...